The integrated sensor system of the first nitrogen cylinder with remaining lifetime calculation measures the pressure and temperature inside the cylinder and optionally transmits the data by wireless connection or cable to the machine controller, a PC or custom applications. The positioning of the sensor system in the base of the nitrogen cylinder offers two key advantages over external sensors: The measured data is more precise and the installation in the tool saves space.
This data not only allows continuous limit monitoring but also displays the remaining life time. Knowing how many cycles remain with the current stroke speed and stroke length reduces standstill times and spare parts costs.
The new product can easily replace STEINEL nitrogen cylinders in tools.
The development of the new nitrogen cylinder, which was government-funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, has already resulted in three issued patents.